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Ginni Thomas Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Husband, and Net Worth.
Who is Ginni Thomas?
Virginia ”Ginni” Thomas is an American professional attorney and conservative activist from Omaha, Nebraska. In 1987, she married Clarence Thomas, who would later become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginni’s conservative commentary and activism have made her a controversial figure, especially since the spouses of Supreme Court justices typically stay out of politics.
Virginia started her career serving Representative Hal Daub. Following her graduation from Creighton University School of Law, she served at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ginni worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and as an aide for Representative Dick Armey. She then joined The Heritage Foundation in 2000, where she was a White House Liaison between the think tank and the George W. Bush administration. Thomas founded Liberty Central, a conservative political advocacy nonprofit associated with the Tea Party movement in 2009. Later in 2010, she founded Liberty Consulting.
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Ginni supported Donald Trump during his presidency, offering the administration recommendations on individuals to hire via her work with the conservative Groundswell group. After the 2020 election which Joe Biden won, Ginni repeatedly urged Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows to take steps to overturn the result. She made an early social media endorsement of the Trump rally that preceded the 2021 attack on the United States Capitol prior to the violence taking place. Later she apologized for contributing to a rift among her husband’s former Supreme Court clerks.
How old is Ginni Thomas?
Virginia ”Ginni” Thomas is aged 65 as of 2022, having been born on February 23, 1957, in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Emily Blunt, Dakota Fanning, Du Bois, Josh Gad, Samara Weaving, Aziz Ansari, Kelly Macdonald, Dwayne Johnson, Nicolas Fouquet, Victor Fleming, Marc Garneau, Michael Dell, among others.
Ginni Thomas Family
Who are Ginni Thomas’ parents?
Virginia ”Ginni’ Lamp was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Donald Lamp, and Marjorie Lamp. Her father was an engineer who owned his own firm, while her mother was a stay-at-home mother. Both her parents were Republicans.
Does Ginni Thomas have siblings?
Thomas was born to her parents in a family of four children as the youngest. She has three older siblings, who are not mentioned to the media.
Ginni Thomas Education
Thomas joined and studied at Westside High School in Omaha. In high school, she was a member of the student government, the debate club, and the Republican club. She later joined a women’s college in Virginia due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. Ginni then transferred to the University of Nebraska, and later to Creighton University to be near her boyfriend. She graduated from Creighton University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and business communication. In 1983, Ginni graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a Juris Doctor.
Ginni Thomas Husband
In 1987, Virginia and Clarence Thomas tied their knots, and presently reside in Virginia. She converted from Protestantism to her husband’s Catholic faith in 2002.
Ginni Thomas Kids
Clarence and Ginni do not have any biological children together. However, they are the parents of Jamal Adeen Thomas, a popular tv and film actor, from Clarence’s previous marriage.
Ginni Thomas Height
Despite her age, she has an incredible body physique with an average height of 6 ft 2 in and an undisclosed weight.
Ginni Thomas career
In 1981, after Daub took office moved to Washington, D.C., and served in his office for 18 months. Following the completion of her degree at Creighton University School of Law in 1983. She then served one more year for Daub in Washington as his legislative director. Ginni was employed as an attorney and labor relations specialist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1985 to 1989, attending congressional hearings where she represented the interests of the business community. Thomas’s advocacy consisted of arguing against the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. She became manager of employee relations at the Chamber of Commerce, in 1989.
Ginni went back to government service in the Legislative Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Labor in 1991. There she urged against comparable-worth legislation that would have mandated equal pay for women and men in jobs deemed to be comparable. Her husband, Clarence Thomas was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the retired Justice Thurgood Marshall. Ginni attended the contentious U.S. Senate confirmation hearings and stood by her husband as he was accused of sexual harassment.
Various Democratic senators questioned if her job with the Labor Department could create a conflict of interest for her husband if he were to be seated on the Supreme Court during the confirmation hearings. Following her husband’s confirmation by a vote of 52 to 48, she described the televised scrutiny and confirmation process as a ”trial by fire”. Ginni’s following job was as a policy analyst for Representative Dick Armey, who was the House Republican Conference chairman. She was then serving with the Heritage Foundation in 2000. Here she collected resumes for potential presidential appointments in the George W. Bush administration when the Supreme Court was deciding Bush v. Gore. Ginni went on to serve at the Heritage Foundation within the administration of George W. Bush, working as the White House Liaison for the think tank.
Ginni established the nonprofit lobbying group Liberty Central to organize conservative activists, issue legislative scorecards for U.S. Congress members, and be involved in elections in late 2009. The group was focused on opposing what Thomas referred to as the ”leftist tyranny” of President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, and ”protecting the core founding principles” of the nation. Her lobbying activities were raised as a potential source of conflict of interest for her husband. She was later interviewed by Sean Hannity on his Fox News program Hannity in June 2010. However, Liberty Central later stopped operations in 2012.
In the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, Ginni endorsed Ted Cruz. She then supported Donald Trump after he won the Republican nomination, and has worked on the advisory council of Turning Point USA. Thomas has gained attention for making controversial social media posts; The Washington Post wrote that she had shared ”nakedly partisan, erroneous propaganda”. She is a member of the informal conservative Groundswell group. As per a February 2020 report by Jonathan Swan in Axios, she actively urged Trump to change the personnel in his administration. Swan reported that she had given Trump a memo with names of people recommended by the Groundswell network. Trump later picked Thomas as a member of the trust fund board of the Library of Congress on May 28, 2020.
Thomas took to Facebook in January 2021, to promote the rally that ultimately preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol building. It was later reported by the Washington Post that following the storming, she expressed her apologies for contributing to a rift among the group on a private email LISTSERV for her husband’s former law clerks. One year later after the attack, fact-checkers again debunked claims that she organized the events of January 6, 2021. Ginni then told the Washington Free Beacon that she attended the Stop the Steal rally that preceded the U.S. Capitol attack but left prior to Trump taking the stage at noon.
Later text between Thomas and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows from 2020 was handed to the Select Committee on the January 6 Attack in March 2022. The messages show her repeatedly urging Meadows to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and repeating conspiracy theories about ballot fraud. Ginni urged that conspiracy theorist attorney Sidney Powell be retained by the Trump campaign’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. It was then revealed that the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack was considering whether to call her as a witness in its investigation.
Ginni Thomas’s Net Worth
American attorney and conservative activist, Thomas have been active from 1981 to the present. She has served in different positions in the government of the United States and is the wife to associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. Earning a salary of $220 thousand, she has been able to gather an accumulative net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2022.
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